I use this as a skill test at the end of the week to assess my students on author's purpose. This would be earlier in the year, more challenging assessments would be given when this standard came back around for review. I use Harcourt Trophies and Readinga-z and Sciencea-z as my main text, but focus heavily on skill based reading instruction. I can share lesson plan ideas if you purchase the sheets. There are also writing extensions and practice sheets that go with most topics.